Rule 8 - Application for registration

8. Application for registration.[1]

(1) Every person, other than a non-resident taxable person, a person required to deduct tax at source under section 51, a person required to collect tax at source under section 52 and a person supplying online information and database access or retrieval services from a place outside India to a non-taxable online recipient referred to in section 14 of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (13 of 2017) who is liable to be registered under sub-section (1) of section 25 and every person seeking registration under sub-section (3) of section 25 (hereafter in this Chapter referred to as “the applicant”) shall, before applying for registration, declare his Permanent Account Number, [2][***] State or Union territory in Part A of FORM GST REG-01 on the common portal, either directly or through a Facilitation Centre notified by the Commissioner:

[3][***]

[4][Provided] that every person being an Input Service Distributor shall make a separate application for registration as such Input Service Distributor.

(2)

(a) The Permanent Account Number shall be validated online by the common portal from the database maintained by the Central Board of Direct Taxes [5][and shall also be verified through separate one-time passwords sent to the mobile number and e-mail address linked to the Permanent Account Number].

[6][(b) ***]

[7][(c) ***]

(3) On successful verification of the Permanent Account Number, mobile number and e-mail address, a temporary reference number shall be generated and communicated to the applicant on the said mobile number and e-mail address.

(4) Using the reference number generated under sub-rule (3), the applicant shall electronically submit an application in Part B of FORM GST REG-01, duly signed or verified through electronic verification code, along with the documents specified in the said Form at the common portal, either directly or through a Facilitation Centre notified by the Commissioner.

[8][(4A) Every application made under sub-rule (4) by a person, other than a person notified under sub-section (6D) of section 25, who has opted for authentication of Aadhaar number and is identified on the common portal, based on data analysis and risk parameters, shall be followed by biometric-based Aadhaar authentication and taking photograph of the applicant where the applicant is an individual or of such individuals in relation to the applicant as notified under subsection (6C) of section 25 where the applicant is not an individual, along with the verification of the original copy of the documents uploaded with the application in FORM GST REG-01 at one of the Facilitation Centres notified by the Commissioner for the purpose of this sub-rule and the application shall be deemed to be complete only after completion of the process laid down under this sub-rule]

[9][(4B) The Central Government may, on the recommendations of the Council, by notification specify the States or Union territories wherein the provisions of sub-rule (4A) shall not apply.]

(5) On receipt of an application under sub-rule (4) [10][or sub-rule (4A)] , an acknowledgement shall be issued electronically to the applicant in FORM GST REG-02.

(6) A person applying for registration as a casual taxable person shall be given a temporary reference number by the common portal for making advance deposit of tax in accordance with the provisions of section 27 and the acknowledgement under sub-rule (5) shall be issued electronically only after the said deposit.

 

[1] This Rule was inserted by Notification No. 03/2017-Central Tax dt. 19-06-2017 wef 22-06-2017.

[2] Words “mobile number, e-mail address,” omitted by Rule 2(i) of The CGST(5th A)R, 2022 vide Notification No. 26/2022-Central Tax dt. 26-12-2022.

 

[3] Proviso omitted by Rule 4(a) of The CGST(A)R, 2019 vide Notification No. 03/2019-Central Tax dt. 29-01-2019 wef 01-02-2019. Earlier it was

Provided that a person having a unit(s) in a Special Economic Zone or being a Special Economic Zone developer shall make a separate application for registration as a business vertical distinct from his other units located outside the Special Economic Zone

 

 

[4] Substituted for words “Provided further” by Rule 4(b) of The CGST(A)R, 2019 vide Notification No. 03/2019-Central Tax dt. 29-01-2019 wef 01-02-2019.

[5] Words “mobile number, e-mail address,” omitted by Rule 2(i) of The CGST(5th A)R, 2022 vide Notification No. 26/2022-Central Tax dt. 26-12-2022.

[6] Omitted by Rule 2(iii) of The CGST(5th A)R, 2022 vide Notification No. 26/2022-Central Tax dt. 26-12-2022. Earlier it read as

(b) The mobile number declared under sub-rule (1) shall be verified through a one-time password sent to the said mobile number; and

 

[7] Omitted by Rule 2(iii) of The CGST(5th A)R, 2022 vide Notification No. 26/2022-Central Tax dt. 26-12-2022. Earlier it read as

(c) The e-mail address declared under sub-rule (1) shall be verified through a separate one-time password sent to the said e-mail address.

 

[8] Sub rule substituted by Rule 2(iv) of The CGST(5th A)R, 2022 vide Notification No. 26/2022-Central Tax dt. 26-12-2022. Earlier it read as

Earlier substituted by Rule 2 of The CGSTR(10th A), 2020 vide Notification No. 62/2020-Central Tax dt. 20-08-2020 wef 01-04-2020 as

“(4A) Where an applicant, other than a person notified under sub-section (6D) of section 25, opts for authentication of Aadhaar number, he shall, while submitting the application under sub-rule (4), with effect from 21st August, 2020, undergo authentication of Aadhaar number and the date of submission of the application in such cases shall be the date of authentication of the Aadhaar number, or fifteen days from the submission of the application in Part B of FORM GST REG-01 under sub-rule (4), whichever is earlier.”

Inserted by Rule 2 of The CGSTR(3rd A), 2020 vide Notification No. 16/2020-Central Tax dt. 23-03-2020 wef 23-03-2020 read as

(4A) The applicant shall, while submitting an application under sub-rule (4), with effect from 01.04.2020, undergo authentication of Aadhaar number for grant of registration

 

[9] Sub rule inserted by Rule 2(v) of The CGST(5th A)R, 2022 vide Notification No. 26/2022-Central Tax dt. 26-12-2022.

[10] Words inserted by Rule 2(vi) of The CGST(5th A)R, 2022 vide Notification No. 26/2022-Central Tax dt. 26-12-2022.

 

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